Hotel Olas

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Junior Suite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, free WiFi
Junior Suite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi
Junior Suite | Blackout curtains, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel Olas

Hotel Olas

3.0 star property
Beach hotel in Bocas del Toro with beach shuttle, restaurant

6.4/10 Good

83 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Ave Sur, Calle 6, Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Bocas del Toro

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 1 min drive
  • Airport pickup service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Olas

3-star hotel by the ocean
An airport pick-up service, a poolside bar and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Olas. With a beach shuttle, surfing and waterskiing, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. The on-site international cuisine restaurant features ocean views. Enjoy on-site activities, such as boat tours, fishing and beach volleyball. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and an area shuttle
  • Luggage storage, coffee/tea in the lobby and motorised watercraft on site
  • Tour/ticket information, multilingual staff and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at Hotel Olas include comforts, such as air conditioning, in addition to
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Digital channels and daily housekeeping


English, Hebrew, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport pick-up (available on request)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach yoga
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike hire


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – Overlooking the ocean, this bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 70 per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per vehicle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle and beach shuttle services are offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Also known as

Hotel Olas
Hotel Olas Bocas del Toro
Olas Bocas del Toro
Olas Hotel
Hotel Olas Bocas Del Toro
Olas Hotel Bocas Town
Hotel Olas Hotel
Hotel Olas Bocas del Toro
Hotel Olas Hotel Bocas del Toro

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Olas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Olas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Olas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Olas?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Olas?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Olas?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 10 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Olas?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Olas and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Olas?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Om (3-min walk), Buena Vista (4-min walk) and La Buguita (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Olas like?
Hotel Olas is a short 1-minute drive from Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) and 4 minutes' walk from Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for families.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

No frills, clean and kid friendly hotel by ocean
The hotel sits right on the water in a neighborhood less than a 10 minute walk from the main water taxi stop. I liked it because it wasn’t touristy. I traveled with my 14 and 9 year old, and they loved the two hammocks by the dock. After a little hiccup at check in about a room that would accommodate us, we had a great experience with the staff. They are helpful and friendly as is the owner. The rooms are small but clean, and there is hot water to shower with. Great location, and easy to walk around the town. If you’re looking for a reasonable no frills hotel, this is the place to go.
katherine, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The location was quiet, excellent water view. Easy walking to 'city'. Breakfast was great. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable bed!
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

woke up completely covered in bites ? if they were bed bugs or what the ladies that worked there were very nice
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ok..could be so much better
This was our third stay there and it was just ok. We had a street facing room. We like the local color so we didn’t mind sounds of the children playing in the street but the dogs and cats barking and screeching were a bit much. The servers were more interested in their cell phones than serving, which was never a problem before. It is a good location for boat pickups and great sunset views.
Adriana, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Olas is very near ferry’s terminal on the more residential side, so it stays quiet after hours. But it is an easy walk to all the activities and hot spots. The breakfast here is great plus you have a lovely view of the water. Rooms are pretty basic, but ours was clean and comfortable. Good shower (one warning-bring your own shampoo). All-in-all, a nice place to stay for your Bocas visit
Kevin, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nicole A, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great, quieter than expected
Close but not in boca town center.ready walk everything. Great people, staff in a little rustic area of boca but we felt plenty safe and it is tight on the water. Close to good and all but not hugh noise
From upper deck
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8/10 Very good

Convenient location
We only stayed one night, the staff was friendly, the room was small but worked out fine. It's close to all the restaurants and stores. The free breakfast was really nice, and the view from the dinning area is spectacular.
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2/10 Poor

Unfriendly atmosphere/ Not the best location
I recently spent a month working in Bocas and wanted to splurge on my last night. I decided to go with Hotel Olas as the pictures seemed nice and there was a restaurant. I had a horrible experience at this place when in the middle of the night I found bedbugs. The night guard said he couldn't do anything to help me. Then after I sat for four hours waiting for reception the unfriendly staff told me she couldn't give me a refund for my room. I don't know if she was truthful in saying she didn't have money or if she was scheming me but I wouldn't be surprised if it were either. I'd probably just avoid if I were you.
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